Mini tacos with pico de gallo and choice of meat
Crispy smashed green plantains topped with choice of meat, pickled slaw, and crushed lime & chile crema
Baked white cornmeal patties stuffed with choice of meat, cilantro slaw, and roasted green onion crema
Venezuelan guacamole, served with tortilla chips
Latin-style turnovers stuffed with cheese or meat and topped with creamy cilantro/green onion sauce
Pressed Cuban sandwiches made with pulled pork, ham, cheese, pickles, and mustard crema
Venezuelan chicken soup with corn, potatoes, yucca, butternut squash, cilantro, and lime
Romaine salad with black beans, fresh corn, tomatoes, adobo-spiced tortilla strips, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette
Pico de gallo, served with tortilla chips
White corn tortillas stuffed with meat and cheese
Rice, beans, meat, and cheese
Venezuelan cornmeal patties stuffed with meat & cheese
Flour tortillas stuffed with meat and melted cheese
Crispy, green plantain "sandwiches" stuffed with meat & cheese
Rice, beans, meat, and cheese
Corn tortillas topped with a sofrito mix comprised of roasted cauliflower and carrot, and choice of salsa
Grilled tacos on warm corn tortillas topped with cheese, cabbage slaw and choice of sauce
Topped with your choice of protein, cheese, cabbage slaw and choice of sauce
With Scrambled Eggs, Black Beans, Cheese, and choice of Chicken, Pork, or Veggies
Your choice of protein with black beans, egg and cheese. Served with purple cabbage slaw and house-made salsa (mild or spicy)
(2) per guest. Chicken, Pork or Veggie.
Hawaiian roll w/ pulled pork, ham, cheese, pickles, mustard crema
(2) per serving. Chicken, Pork or Veggie.
Venezuelan flan, flavored with mango, vanilla, or rum
Bread pudding with decadent dulce de leche sauce
Latin-style rice pudding
Crispy smashed green plantains
Rice & black beans
Crispy cassava fries served with salsa verde
Venezuelan born Benoit Angulo met his future wife Rachel while they were both working in a New Orleans restaurant. One night, after a long shift, they went on the hunt for some late night eats. When their quest for quality food after hours proved fruitless, it planted the seed of an idea that eventually became La Cocinita Food Truck. Now, not only is business booming in the Big Easy, Benoit and Rachel have opened a second truck in Chicago, IL.
The menu boasts a bevy of contemporary Venezuelan-inspired Latin American street fare. You can grab an arepa, taco, burri-taco, or bowl filled with your choice of protein, La Cocinita offering everything from braised chicken to roasted sweet potatoes and black beans. Then, there are the sauces. These bold spreads are packed with full-flavored seasonings like cilantro, chipotle, and roasted jalapeño. Believe us, this cuisine is good, so good it’s received praise everywhere from CNBC to Food Network to the Cooking Channel. So, head on out and try it for yourself ASAP. Or, even better? Book La Cocinita Chicago for your next event. You won’t regret it.
Lechon Arepa — A crisp-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside arepa stuffed with savory braised pork. Yum.
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